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Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 @ 1:19AM

Ensuring pedestrian safety in a dynamic Pittsburgh

Dear Friends: Our city is growing and developing in new and exciting ways. Construction sites are popping up in neighborhoods all throughout Pittsburgh. As we erect new buildings in our communities and replace old infrastructure in our city, I want to make sure that pedestrians can move safely through these…

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 @ 1:14AM

Building partnerships with the tech sector

Dear Friends: Yesterday, I announced the creation of an exciting new partnership between Uber and the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. Uber will provide $10,000 worth of free rides for women to get to the Center or to travel between medical, legal and other appointments. Safe transport is…

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 @ 4:15PM

2016 End of Year Report

Dear Friends, Just over three years ago, we launched a campaign to serve the residents of District 8, create a more responsive and efficient government, reaffirm Pittsburgh’s commitment to progressive values, and build a Pittsburgh for All. In 2016, we have made good progress in each of these areas. Below,…

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 @ 2:52AM

2015 in Review

Friends, As we begin 2016, I wanted to share with you some highlights of what I’ve been working on in the past year in our neighborhoods and throughout the city. I was proud to support this year’s city budget, I believe one the strongest in recent history. The budget calls…

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 @ 2:15PM

2014 in Review

As the New Year dawns, I wanted to share with you some highlights of what I’ve been working on in our neighborhoods and throughout our city. This has been a banner year for Pittsburgh; we reduced the size of government, received more than $35 million in grants, revamped numerous departments…

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 @ 4:49PM

The First Six Months

Time flies!  It’s already been six months since I was sworn in as Councilman for District 8.  I wanted to provide you with an update on some of what I’ve been working on in our neighborhoods and throughout our city.Sincerely, Dan GilmanLEGISLATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Government Auctioning: I called for online auctioning…

Friday, May 24th, 2013 @ 3:53PM

Victory in District 8

With the help of over a hundred volunteers at polls, phone banks, and on the streets, Dan Gilman won the Democratic Primary for City Council District 8. Read more here.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 @ 7:07PM

Gilman Bolsters Support at Downtown Fundraiser

“An Evening Downtown with Dan Gilman” was an excellent event. Jesse Irwin joined us to observe and write about the fundraiser. Here’s how the night went through his eyes: For City Council candidate Dan Gilman, working a room comes second nature. At a fundraiser for his campaign last night, he…

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 @ 3:46PM

75+ Volunteers and Going Strong

On any given day, the Dan Gilman for City Council team is recruiting volunteers, organizing canvass routes and knocking on doors. That work has rendered tangible results: more than 75 volunteers have canvassed through every voting precinct of the 8th city council district. We have had positive response with a…

Friday, January 25th, 2013 @ 9:41PM

Fundraising Success!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Campaign Kick-Off Fundraiser! Over 300 supporters attended. We were fortunate enough to have the talented Maria Palermo take photos at the event. Check out the best ones below, and cruise over to her page, www.palermophoto.com, to see the rest!

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:19AM

Supporting Growth Through Community Planning

District 8 was the only Council district to grow in population over the past 10 years, and we grew by nearly 10%. The reason for this incredible population growth is our desirable residential neighborhoods, thriving business districts, and proximity to some of the City’s most important institutions. In addition to…

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:16AM

Matching Police Resources with District 8 Needs

District 8 is unique. We have more walkable business districts and denser residential neighborhoods than any other Council district, we have incredible diversity thanks to our universities and tech-sector businesses, and we have more students than any other area of the City. Our public safety strategy should fit these realities….